Have a Blessed weekend!
I would like to share a little about Faith. God is a God of Faith.
It says in His word:
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him".
So in order to be please God you must use the measure of faith you have been given...
In the bible it says:
"All have been given a measure of Faith". Since God is a God of Faith, He is the one that gave you your measure of faith in the first place.
Your faith WILL grow once you get to know your Father in Heaven. In the bible you learn who is. What He says is yours down here on earth and what You inherit eternally. You learn what Jesus did whilst here on the earth and when He died for you so you could go free. God has much for you to know.
It all been given, its just a case of actually reading His word.
Also praying to him and building a relationship, then importantly getting to a church that actually teaches and preaches the Truth.
Jesus said "The Truth will set you free" in John 8:32 ( free from anything that has you in chains/ that is holding you back ). Free from the huge deception operating on this world!
You learn what God has done throughout time with other people of faith. That's people who have believed in what God has told them or what His word (the bible) says. These people did not waiver or were not moved in any circumstance they faced. Instead they believed God's promises and came through triumphantly against all the odds..
God REWARDS those who seek him.. look for him and his truth. You will not be sorry instead filled to the max with LIFE and Fullness! How wonderful is that!
Hebrews 11 is what is called the "Faith Chapter" of the bible.
There are remarkable true stories of men and women who lived by faith and not by sight.
A great Example of a man of Faith Is Noah.
He was warned by God regards things that hadn't actually happened yet. Moved with fear of what was to come. ( that being a flood to wipe out mankind back in the old testament)
I must explain that back in the old testament Mankind has become very corrupt. They were doing very evil things causing disease to spread and doing mighty works of satan. Fallen Angels where ruling the world and mankind followed in the fallen angels footsteps instead. God could not let this continue so He warned Noah who was a God loving man that God had to wipe out this evil. ( the world wasn't designed for evil). God was very grieved that His precious Mankind who He created in His image as it says in Genesis 1,
God had given HIS BREATH to ( an eternal Spirit ) His SPIRIT to mankind and they had forsaken living the right way in love and righteously: instead choosing to murder, rob and do evil to one another and the world.
Getting back to Noah:
Noah was given an opportunity to build an Ark and to warn people to change there ways and that a flood was coming and the Ark would save them. It took Noah 100 years to build the biggest boat of all time.. A hundred Years!!! Imagine people seeing the work go on day by day and Noah explaining why. God gave people a hundred years to hear what Noah had to say about what God had forewarned but instead the people mocked Noah and his family and choose to ignore the window of opportunity for LIFE.
Noah had only spoken once to God in that Hundred years and He used His faith to carry out the task of completing the Ark that Hundred years. We all know a bit of the story where He got two of every kind of animal and put them in the Ark...
God then told Noah to get in the boat and not come out till He was told. He did this.. Taking unfortunately just His family and animals and creeping things.Again with Gods advice He did try and save many people by God giving a HUNDRED years window for people to change and see the truth.
The flood came and mankind and its evil which is all of satan where destroyed. All this happening just as God had told Noah that once Hundred years previous.
Noah's Faith held out the whole hundred years.. He knew God had told Him what was to come and what He was to do. He had a hundred years to mull over that conversation with God. Imagine what other people said to him? Sowing and spreading doubt into His mind and atmosphere by mocking Him calling Him mad. But He was proved not to be Mad and actually He and His family were the only humans to survive. His Faith was GREAT. He had Faith in GREAT God!
Do a bit of research You will see that sightings have been made of the Ark on MOUNT ARARAT please look here
What Does God say Faith is?
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen".
Firstly lets look at this.. NOW FAITH IS That tells you that it is right now.
So for Example: You have been told by your doctor you have an Incurable condition and there is no help available. ( this actually happened to me ) Faith is believing what God and His word says about the sickness. Its says Jesus Bore our sickness ALL when He died on the cross and rose again and was translated in to heaven and His blood was enough to free us from the curse/satan.
16"When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses".
Faith is constantly believing that you are healed and free even though you may not have seen the results of the healing. ( this happened to me )
But the more and more I believed and spoke out Gods word all in Faith in Jesus Christ Name, I saw massive improvement.
The doctors said I would never walk again.. never be the same again. They had found a blood disorder that had been undetected for years. Many years later they realised I had had a brain injury that affected the whole of my body.
Hearing the consultants say there was no cure and I would never be the same again could have been the case.
But I chose to believe in Faith what God had promised in His word.
And I chose to believe in Faith that Jesus was my healer. His name is Jehovah Rapha
My body didn't show any type of improvement at all for over 2 and half years. In fact I was in so much pain and bedridden. Yet I chose to find out what God said about sickness and the more I found out and applied to my life the better I became. I took my eyes of the illness as difficult as it was when my body was screaming out in pain continual and my limbs not working instead of looking at the circumstance. I placed my eyes and heart on the answer Jesus and His word.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen".
Don't look at your circumstance.. instead look at the answer. Look to what God says about the situation NO MATTER WHAT. I'm living proof that things do turn around even when all hope in the world system was lost.
A prophet of God Habbakuk Said:
"The Just shall live by Faith and by every word that proceeds out of my mouth".
I was a just child of God ( someone who was saved and brought back to him through Jesus) I was the made righteous because of making Jesus My Lord and He set me free from Sin and the nature of sin that we are all born into. ( read my other blogs they will explain this) I hung on to every word believing in my heart not just my head that Gods word is truth. And you know what? I was proved over and over again by every circumstance I faced that I was not to go off what it looked like and if I held out in Faith God would turn it around. Sure enough HE DID!!!
Faith is heart knowledge and revelation.. not head knowledge. The way to get that from your head to your heart is a relationship with Father God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Take time to read His Word ( the bible ) apply what His word says into your life and THINGS WILL CHANGE for the better. Guaranteed!
"Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
"For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he said."
Did you get that?
A mountain is a massive fixed rock..HUGE yet Jesus said if you had enough FAITH ( believing in your HEART it shall be removed. It would!)
ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO THOSE THAT BELIEVE!!!!!
I have done this many times, with different things that have come up against me or in my life. So have many others and we all have great testimonies to the Glory of God. We have also Baffled so many people In the process until they have heard how it was done by using FAITH!
" If you can believe, All things are possible to those that believe."
You have a choice. " If you can believe" Why do you think Jesus said that?
The world is filled with doubt! DOUBT is opposite of FAITH.
Sometimes its not easy to believe... But Jesus has the answers and the tools to show you how.
Dare you believe?
Are you ready for the truth?
Love and God Bless you
Lisa Uk xxx